Free Piano Music for Beginners
Wabash Cannonball

Free piano music for beginners Wabash Cannonball is a fun easy solo or duet. This printable kids sheet music comes with a Primo and Secondo part, and the lyrics to Wabash Cannonball. 

free kids sheet music Wabash Cannonball Primo

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

I always like to introduce students to a chord progression called "The Twelve-Bar Blues" before we do Wabash Cannonball, and then this song is a snap.

(I'll share our versions of the 12-bar blues by-and-by.) I suggest you get them going on the LH first, then add the full RH triads after the LH is easy.

In the Primo, the two hands share Middle C, and it doesn't really matter which finger plays the C. The lyrics I have used here claim to be public domain (www.arlo.net)...

I have placed the chorus first as the melody fits the words of the chorus perfectly. (To be a duet, the melody or Primo part must be played UP an octave.) 

I call these easy pieces in Middle C position "notereader songs", and I frequently give them even to older students and especially transfer students who aren't used to playing chords.

free piano music for beginners Wabash Cannonball

In Wabash Cannonball, the Secondo chords sound full and vigorous, but they are easy to play once a beginner can make triads in the RH (right hand) and can do the LH open chord with the moving thumb ("boogie chords" at my studio).

It takes a little bit of practice to get the coordination down, and to jump to the new chord positions fast enough.

But it's fun!  This is the kind of piece brothers and sisters will play at home on their own, just because the contagious energy of the bass part (the secondo) is irresistable.

Wabash Cannonball makes an energetic recital piece, easily playable by most first-year students! 





The links to Wabash Cannonball:


Download Free Piano Music for Beginners Wabash Cannonball Primo 


Download Free Kids Sheet Music Wabash Cannonball Secondo 








Recent Articles

  1. Ding Dong Merrily On High, Free, for Piano and Voice

    Ding Dong Merrily On High for voice, piano, & leads, with two new simpler versions. You will be surprised how EASY the elaborate-sounding chorus really is!

    Read More

  2. America the Beautiful, a Song of Thanksgiving

    America the Beautiful expresses wonder & thanksgiving. Now with a new EASY PIANO arrangement in two keys.

    Read More

  3. WIN BIG With the Easy New Lake Pirates

    TODAY gave one of my youngest students the newest and easiest version of The Lake Pirates. SCORE!!! HE READ "THE LAKE PIRATES STRAIGHT" THROUGH. AMAZING. He was very excited about it, too! I almost ha…

    Read More

  4. Free Printable Piano Sheet Music - Three Versions, The Lake Pirates!

    Free printable piano sheet music for early to late beginners. Now with a Middle C arrangement with pirate lyrics! Very easy to late elementary.

    Read More

  5. The Snowman Theme: Walking In the Air Piano Music

    This sparkling piano arrangement of the main musical theme from The Snowman will win your students' hearts and imaginations with its beauty.

    Read More

  6. Storybook Love - "The Princess Bride" Movie Soundtrack Music

    Storybook Love - Mark Knopfler's "The Princess Bride" movie soundtrack music is one of the prettiest movie themes ever. Now in the key of C!

    Read More

Just the Black Keys, a piano song book for young beginners.

Just the Black Keys

This book is available as a digital download  from this site, and also from Amazon as a paperback!

This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.

And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!"  They will be spending more time at the piano.

The Adventures of Tonsta, Volume 1, is a book about a young boy travelling over mountains and fjords from village to village, encountering trolls and helping folk in distress.

The Adventures of Tonsta

A perfect read aloud storybook
for little boys or girls. 

The Adventures of Tonsta highlight the travels of a very young boy with a good heart, who goes about helping folk in trouble.  

With a red cap on his head and a sack of tools slung over his shoulder, Tonsta seems to meet people in distress wherever he goes.

Lots of trolls in this book - including one who gives him a Christmas gift!

Available at Amazon

Comments

Do you have a funny story about this music, or does it remind you of something you'd like to share with other readers? Do you have a question? I'd love to hear it!

Please note that all comments are moderated, and will not appear until I have approved them. Also, IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR MUSIC THAT IS NOT IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN, YOUR REQUEST WILL BE IGNORED. That's pretty much any music written in the last 75 years...

Sign up for "Take Note!" to see what's new every month.


About the Author

Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.